It’s been at least eight years since we shot Staci and Adam’s Wedding at the Lange Farm in Dade City. I still remember it. It was a beautiful Spring day, complete with family and friends who gathered in the shade of a giant oak, at Lange Farm, to await Staci’s arrival by horse and carriage…
Staci and Adam wanted their entire day captured with both photography and video, so they built it into their budget. They were able to enjoy their Wedding day worry free, knowing that the entire day would be meticulously covered by the Tampa Photo team.
Over the years, we’ve stayed in touch with Adam and Staci, watched their family grow and kept the tradition of getting together to do creative Christmas photos, which Staci uses for her holiday greeting cards.
Between the holidays, and as often as possible, we do lunch at Wright’s Gourmet Deli in South Tampa. The Monte Cristo sandwich is awesome. But the truth is, we really go for the cake, which will knock you into a placid sugar coma by the time you finish half a slice. So we usually get it to go, so we don’t pass out and wreck the car driving home.
Anyway, Saturday was a lunch date with Staci and Co., including Staci herself, daughter Adisen and Staci’s mom. We were amazed to see how much Adisen has grown, and how shy she’s become, since the last time we saw her she was climbing on one of our kitchen bar stools in her underwear, imitating the noise of our cappuccino machine. This recollection of course steered the conversation to kids and we found out some interesting and inspiring things. Staci told us that her niece and her son, who are both around two years old, watch her Wedding DVD as if it were their favorite fairy tale movie. They know the dialogue, mouthing the words during the ceremony and toasts, and shout out what scene is coming next. Also amazing to us, is the fact that the kids actually ask to watch the DVD, her niece saying “can we watch Aunt Princess ‘Taci’s wedding?” And tell Staci’s mom to “get it right now, please, Gammy”.
Hearing about all of this wonderment with the children, how they see the Wedding DVD as a fairy tale movie, led me to take a moment to reinforce what we try to impress on Brides about the importance of professional photos and video of their Wedding day. We always point out that when their day is done, all the toasts have been spoken and the cake’s been eaten, the memories of their giddy walk down the aisle will have already begun to fade. And the memories of that fairy tale Wedding they always dreamed of will only continue to dim over time.
Revisiting these memories of your Wedding day through professional photos and video DVDs will not only rekindle and keep these memories alive for those who were there, but will allow them to be shared with those who weren’t. So listen up Brides! When you’re planning your Fairytale wedding, imagine the little ones who will come along later. Their own favorite fairy tale movie may become the one starring their own beautiful Mommy Princess and handsome Daddy Prince Hero, at their Wedding.
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